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Photos: Carbon Composite 48M SuperSport PJ 265 Yacht by Palmer Johnson

September 19, 2014

The all-new motor yacht PJ 265 is a ground-breaking carbon composite 48M SuperSport model, launched by the prestigious US maker Palmer Johnson this year. The striking Palmer Johnson PJ 265 yacht is one of the largest luxury vessels ever built entirely from the advanced material of carbon. Below are the photos of this jewel, taken by Chris Miller Photography.

Carbon Composite 48M SuperSport PJ 265 Yacht by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

Carbon Composite 48M SuperSport PJ 265 Yacht by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

Superyacht PJ 265 by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

Superyacht PJ 265 by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

PJ 265 superyacht by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

PJ 265 superyacht by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

Photos: New Nautor’s Swan sailing yacht Swan 105 RS

September 18, 2014

The first sailing yacht Swan 105 RS left Nautor’s yard in Finland’s Pietarsaari a couple of weeks ago. The all-new semi-custom superyacht Swan 105 RS mixes up aspects of pure Swan as designed by naval architect German Frers, with an innovative interior as well as overall concept by Beiderbeck Design. Below are the photos of the striking Swan 105 RS, set to make her debut at next week’s Monaco Yacht Show.

Superyacht Swan 105 RS - Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Superyacht Swan 105 RS - Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Luxury yacht Swan 105 RS - Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

A balanced sail plan gives the Swan 105 RS yacht plenty of power while crossing the oceans - Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Swan 105 RS Yacht - Exterior Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

A bird's eye view of the deck and steering stations, where you can dream and live the ideal blue-water cruise - Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Swan 105 RS Yacht - aft view Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

The master cabin opens up onto the platform providing a feel of outdoor living. The broad transom provides ample space for the swim platform with the option for a tender with its own hydraulic launching and recovery system - Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Swan 105 RS Yacht - Galley Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

The state-of-the-art galley is the envy of every chef. The clean, modern, white lines blend perfectly with the light-filled interiors. All the latest appliances are included and every tool of the trade is efficiently stored away. Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Swan 105 RS Yacht - Saloon Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

The wide fixed bimini provides a very comfortable space during navigation, with sweeping views of the water. It is the ideal space to entertain, relax or simply enjoy the sailing. Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Swan 105 RS Yacht - Cabin Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

The master cabin, which brilliantly opens up onto the aft platform deck with wide sliding doors, offers plenty of space, light and storage. The colour scheme of the upholstery, drapery, rugs, paneling and bedding all evoke great tranquility. Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Swan 105 RS Yacht - Bathroom Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Once again, efficiency, clean lines and ergonomics are key elements in each section of this Swan 105. Photo by Nautors Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellman

Photos: Benetti motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER by night

September 15, 2014

Luxury motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (FB 253) is an outstanding 61m (200’) vessel, launched by the leading Italian manufacturer Benetti in 2011. Superyacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER has been superbly penned by the yard’s in-house team, with striking interior design by renowned Evan K. Marshall. Below are the photos showing this beauty by night, while anchored at Marina di Campo, a fabulous Elba yacht charter destination, nestled in Tuscany, Italy. The photos have been kindly provided by amateur photographer Daniel Kennerknecht from Germany.

61m Benetti super yacht Diamonds Are Forever (FB 253) by night - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

61m Benetti super yacht Diamonds Are Forever (FB 253) by night - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Luxury yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER provides deluxe accommodation to 12 guests in total. She boasts 6 beautifully appointed cabins, including two master VIP rooms and four guest cabins. There is also accommodation for up to 15 crew members. In addition, the aft section can be used as a touch-and-go heli pad or a large relaxing area outfitted with several lounge chairs. This superb vessel also provides a wide range of water toys like sea bobs, PWCs, fishing gear, diving gear, and tandem kayaks.

Benetti luxury yacht Diamonds Are Forever - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Benetti luxury yacht Diamonds Are Forever - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Luxury yacht Diamonds Are Forever - aft view - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Luxury yacht Diamonds Are Forever - aft view - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Diamonds Are Forever Yacht - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Diamonds Are Forever Yacht - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Made of steel and aluminium, the 61-metre super yacht Diamonds Are Forever (FB 253) features a more than 10,50.metre overall beam. She is fitted with twin CAT 3512C diesels, reaching  a top speed of 16 knots.

Mega yacht Diamonds Are Forever - side view - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Mega yacht Diamonds Are Forever - side view - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Diamonds Are Forever superyacht - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Diamonds Are Forever superyacht - Photo credit to Daniel Kennerknecht

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Benetti.

46.8m Motor Yacht BILGIN 152 under construction at Bilgin Yachts

September 11, 2014

Luxury yacht builder, Bilgin Yachts is currently working on a 46.8m Motor Yacht BILGIN 152 due to be delivered in May, 2016. The new steel/aluminium yacht project Bilgin 152 was designed by H2 Yacht Design with a contract signed in February 2014. Following a few minor changes to the interior requested by the owner, the shipyard continues with the Bilgin 152 superyacht project.

Bilgin 152 yacht by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 152 yacht by Bilgin Yachts

Luxury yacht BILGIN 152 is a displacement motor yacht, with a beam of 9.20 metres and a draft of 2.60m. She was intended to be used for coastal and offshore unrestricted cruising around Europe, Mediterranean, Atlantic and the Caribbean.

Bilgin 152 super yacht by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 152 super yacht by Bilgin Yachts

BILGIN 152 yacht is being constructed and equipped complying to the RINA C Maltese Cross, Hull, Mach; Y unrestricted and LY3 regulations. She will feature a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure in accordance with rules and regulations of recognised classification society and flag state.

Bilgin 152 yacht by Bilgin Yachts - Main Deck Main Saloon

Bilgin 152 yacht by Bilgin Yachts - Main Deck Main Saloon

Accommodation aboard the 46.8m BILGIN 152 yacht is divided into four guest cabins, 2 master cabins, one Captain cabin and four crew cabins. There will be two saloons, a spacious sun deck area, beach club and a garage area (both used as tender storage and living area). Two shell doors will be used for tender launching and as a transom door for the Beach club. For additional comfort and relaxation there will be a popular Jacuzzi on board.

Bilgin 152 yacht by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 152 yacht by Bilgin Yachts

Powered by two CAT C32 1450bhp 2300 rpm Marine Diesel Engines, she is expected to reach a maximum speed of 16 knots. The navigation equipment will be fitted in accordance with regulations A3 unrestricted navigation.

Luxury superyacht Bilgin 152 by Bilgin Yachts

Luxury superyacht Bilgin 152 by Bilgin Yachts

Bligin Yachts are also working on another BILGIN 152 yacht project on spec with a few interior and exterior changes to the above mentioned one. This project, also designed by H2 Yacht Design, is currently under preparation and will be ready on spec within October, 2014.

Motoryacht Bilgin 152 by Bilgin Yachts

Motoryacht Bilgin 152 by Bilgin Yachts

95m Mega Yacht KISMET (Project Global) finishes sea trials

September 10, 2014

The imposing 95m Project Global to be named mega yacht KISMET following her delivery later this month, went on sea trial for three days last month. Built by the German shipyard LURSSEN, superyacht KISMET (Project Global) boasts exterior design by Espen Oeino and interior by Reymond Langton.

Project Global - Motor Yacht KISMET  - sea trial - Photo ©Klaus Jordan

Project Global - Motor Yacht KISMET - sea trial - Photo ©Klaus Jordan

Under optimal weather conditions, functional tests such as the propulsion plant, pump jet, trials of the thruster, steering system, tests of the cooling-, lubrication- and fuel-system as well as the freshwater-treatment units were carried out, as well as the smoke test in the engine room and the blackout tests!

Moreover, the main engines were fine tuned as were the stabilizers together with the trials for the emergency and zero speed functions.

Project Global - Mega Yacht KISMET  - sea trial - Photo ©Klaus Jordan

Project Global - Mega Yacht KISMET - sea trial - Photo ©Klaus Jordan

The manoeuvring tests were executed to full satisfaction and all other tests carried out on board Project Global yacht achieved the expected excellent results. KISMET (Project Global) is an extraordinarily quiet yacht with no vibrations, much to the pleasure of the owner’s team.

Super Yacht KISMET (Project Global) is now back in the yard being readied for her delivery this month.

CRN reveals interior renderings of 40m CONERO Yacht Project

September 10, 2014

The Italian luxury yacht builder, CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, has unveiled interior renderings of the 40m CONERO yacht project, with naval architecture by CRN Engineering and design by Zuccon International Project. The 40m CONERO superyacht is a displacement megayacht with bulb, made in steel and aluminium.

CRN Motor Yacht Conero

CRN Motor Yacht Conero

Luxury motor yacht project CONERO incorporates the most significant features that identify the CRN megayachts worldwide: a transatlantic range, designed and built to the highest of standards that are recognised around the world by the nautical industry (RINA and MCA), vast internal volumes and a balcony in the Owner’s suite. There is an extensive use of glass in the CONERO yacht, with large windows improving the quality of life aboard and guarantee constant direct contact with the nature.

CRN luxury yacht CONERO - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN luxury yacht CONERO - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CONTEMPORARY

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CONTEMPORARY

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - VISION

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - VISION

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - VIP CABIN - NEUTRAL

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - VIP CABIN - NEUTRAL

CRN Supery Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN Supery Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

ISA 140 Luxury Yacht SILVER WIND completed

September 10, 2014

Based in Ancona, Italy, the prestigious ISA YACHTS shipyard has recently completed the ISA 140 luxury yacht SILVER WIND. Superyacht SILVER WIND combines very high performance with low consumption and represents a ground-breaking hybrid composite vessel.

Motor Yacht Silver Wind - Image courtesy of ISA Yachts - Photo by Zitti

Motor Yacht Silver Wind - Image courtesy of ISA Yachts - Photo by Zitti

Measuring 44 metres, the yacht features exterior lines by Andrea Vallicelli and interior design by Nuvolari Lenard. Her accommodation is divided between five beautifully appointed cabins, sleeping 10 guests.

The exterior design of super yacht SILVER WIND boasts a bold and dramatic feel, enhanced by diagonal lines running from sun deck to the stern, mirroring the flair of the distinctive sweeping staircases. There is plenty of outdoor space for socialising and entertainment, including a vast sun deck, a comfortable beach area as well as a generous swimming platform.

Her unique hybrid propulsion system developed by Siemens and ISA Yachts, allows SILVER WIND yacht run both at the maximum speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots with a “traditional” propulsion system consisting of two marine diesel engines driving two Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets through reduction gear-boxes, and navigate at low speed of 8 knots with two main engines OFF; the two waterjets are powered by the two electric motors connected to the gearbox. You can read more about the innovative features of SILVER WIND superyacht here.

Nautor’s Swan unveils Sailing Yacht SWAN 95

September 09, 2014

Leonardo Ferragamo, Chairman of Nautor’s Swan was proud to unveil the latest addition to its very successful SwanLine of yachts (53 to 115 feet): Sailing Yacht Swan 95. The new superyacht Swan 95 by Nautor’s Swan was presented following a successful first day of racing at the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo, which also represents a beautiful destination for Sardinia yacht charters.

Superyacht SWAN 95 FD - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Superyacht SWAN 95 FD - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Designed by German Frers, the new Swan 95 yacht is a versatile, high performance yacht that combines superior cruising capabilities with the inimitable style and quality Nautor’s Swan is renowned for.

Available in two versions, the Flush Deck (FD) and Semi Raised Saloon (S), the Swan 95 is setting the new benchmark for performance super yachts.

Swan 95 FD yacht - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

Swan 95 FD yacht - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

Nautor’s Swan continues to extending its reach in the super yacht range, with four Swan 115s sold since January 2014 and one Swan 105 RS yacht recently launched – the SwanLine also includes the Swan 105 superyacht, also in FD and S versions.

“I am proud to present this new addition to the Swan family, which is testament to Nautor’s commitment to innovation and product development. Our brand is set apart from of all other super yacht builders – based on our extraordinary range of  yachts, our close-knit family of owners, year-round worldwide racing and social program through ClubSwan and our extensive Customer Care network around the world,” commented Leonardo Ferragamo, Chairman of Nautor’s Swan.

Swan 95 S superyacht - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Swan 95 S superyacht - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Nautor’s hallmark refined lines and impeccable style, make this new luxury yacht Swan 95 suited to both competitive racing, while the spacious and light interior is well suited to extended cruising.

German Frers, who has designed Swan yachts since 1982, offers a description of the new superyacht Swan 95: “The lines of the new Swan 95 are distinctive, with its plumb bow and wide stern. It is a yacht that can take you around the world in total comfort and safety, and can also satisfy the appetite for intense racing. The hull is built from a female mould, using full carbon sandwich construction for the hull and deck for maximum stiffness, yet minimal weight. It is an incredibly versatile yacht and at 95 feet it feels just right.”

Swan 95 S yacht - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Swan 95 S yacht - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Similar to the Swan 115 yacht, the Swan 95 boasts twin rudders, to ensure maximum responsiveness and manoeuvrability. It also has the option for a lifting keel, for limitless cruising.

Luxury sailing yacht Swan 95 S Interior - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

Luxury sailing yacht Swan 95 S Interior - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

The Swan 95 yacht offers a generously proportioned interior with stylish accommodation well suited to extended cruising, with a luxurious main saloon and galley and spacious navigation area. Both versions include the owner’s cabin, plus three guest cabins that sleep two, and two crew cabins. Each guest cabin is ensuite. All visible woodwork is a light teak, varnished with a satin finish.

Swan 95 S Yacht - Interior - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

Swan 95 S Yacht - Interior - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

Swans are recognized worldwide for their elegance, a blend of classic and innovative details. “The fine arrow along each Swan hull is a true mark of distinction and a synonymous of quality, excellence, precision, tradition, innovation. Each and every Swan is designed, manufactured and tested in-house by Nautor’s Swan in Finland, and this is the only way we can ensures that every element meets our incredibly high standards – the mark of a true Swan,” added Enrico Chieffi, CEO of Nautor’s Swan.

36m Royal Huisman Motor Yacht ARCADIA visits Dun Laoghaire Marina in Dublin

September 08, 2014

Paal Janson CMM, the General Manager of the Dun Laoghaire Marina, has sent us the below photo of the striking Royal Huisman Motor Yacht Arcadia visiting the Dublin marina located in Dublin, located in the beautiful yacht charter location Ireland.

36m Royal Huisman superyacht ARCADIA at Dun Laoghaire Marine in Dublin, Ireland

36m Royal Huisman superyacht ARCADIA at Dun Laoghaire Marine in Dublin, Ireland

“We are currently very excited to accommodate the beautiful M/Y Arcadia. This Royal Huisman built superyacht is particularly impressive, having successfully navigated the Northwest Passage and is now berthed in Dun Laoghaire Marina, Dublin where the owners and crew are sampling the local culinary and cultural hotspots, as well as taking advantage of the easy access to Dublin airport.” said Paal Janson.

Luxury yacht ARCADIA is a 36-metre Classic Motor Yacht featuring naval architecture by Tony Castro and interior styling by Rhoades Young Design. She was delivered in 2006 and represents a long rage vessel, with excellent engineering, immaculate details and construction to last a lifetime. All her fine detailing is encapsulated in an unobtrusive but elegant and compact envelope.

Dun Laoghaire Marina is located in the historic harbour of Dun Laoghaire, positioned on the southern shore of Dublin Bay.

Motor Yacht SARAMOUR by CRN to premiere at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

September 04, 2014

The striking 61-metre luxury motor yacht SARAMOUR by CRN will see her debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, scheduled to take place from 24th to 27th September, 2014. She will be exhibited by CRN, a brand of the Ferretti Group specialising in the construction of 40 to 90-metre fully-custom steel and aluminium yachts.

Luxury superyacht SARAMOUR of 61 metres - Image courtesy of CRN

Luxury superyacht SARAMOUR of 61 metres - Image courtesy of CRN

Launched in March this year, the 61-metre superyacht Saramour by CRN will be making its debut at the international Monaco Yacht Show. The yacht, which has been sailing around the Mediterranean throughout the summer, is the result of a project undertaken and developed by CRN’s Naval Engineering Department, in cooperation with Francesco Paszkowski Design, who is responsible for the yacht’s exteriors and interiors, the latter in close cooperation with CRN’s Interiors and Design Department and with the yacht owner’s wishes clearly in mind.

61-metre CRN Motor Yacht Saramour - Image courtesy of CRN

61-metre CRN Motor Yacht Saramour - Image courtesy of CRN

With a length overall of 61.3 metres and a beam of 10.20 metres, the Saramour yacht has 5 decks plus a sub lower deck. It includes 5 guest cabins, 2 guest suites, 2 VIP cabins and a Master Suite, accommodating a total of 10 guests, plus 14 crew. The Saramour is equipped with two 3512 C-C 1230 kW@1800 rpm Caterpillar engines, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, M/Y CRN Saramour’s exteriors have been conceived with a view to achieving an overall unity of shapes and a flawless blend of elements, which has been further enhanced through the use of glossy white and pale grey for the hull. The result is a yacht that is characterised by harmonious lines and a timeless design, with stylistic nods to the automotive world.